The Village of Milan will host a community gathering 4-5:15 p.m. Monday at the Milan Municipal Building to congratulate Shawn Johnson on his promotion to chief of police.

The municipal building is at 405 E. 1st St.

Johnson served as a captain with the department before his promotion to chief.

Refreshments will be served.

Johnson replaces longtime Milan Police Chief Mark Beckwith who retired in November after serving 28 years with the department. Beckwith is now assistant chief of security at Augustana College in Rock Island.

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